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County lists roads to be repaired, repaved in spring, summer

  About 50 miles of Sonoma County-maintained roads are on track to get some type of major repairs next spring and summer. The roads include 14 that got the headlines last week when the county Board of Supervisors approved $6.5 million for that work, but there are several more, including some that have needed help for years. One example is Old Redwood Highway from Petaluma to Cotati. Here’s the full list from the county roads department and what work will… Read More »

List of 13.2 miles of roads county plans to improve

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to spend $6.5 million to improve 13.2 miles of roads. The roads will get various types of improvements or repair work, and officials said they were selected because of their agricultural or tourism connection. Here’s the list, with how much of the road is to be improved and the “attraction” they serve: –Adobe Canyon Road, 2.32 miles worth, from Highway 12 to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, serving Hood Mountain Regional Park… Read More »

Sound off: Readers’ gripes, comments

ARE THESE BICYCLISTS RIDING LEGALLY? I am sending you this letter and attachment in the hope that you will help educate the biking community to their responsibilities under the law. I  understand and support the individual bicycler’s right to share the road with me. But I do expect that each bicyclist follow the laws that govern their use of the roads. A prime example of what gives bicyclists a bad reputation happened to me Saturday while driving from Occidental to… Read More »

Traffic delays likely on key county roads

Sonoma County’s road department plans road work that likely will cause some traffic delays on the following roads this week: –Alexander Valley Road, from Healdsburg Avenue to Highway 128, from Monday through Friday. –Arnold Drive at Agua Caliente Road, Wednesday and Thursday. –Bohemian Highway at the bridge over the Russian River for bridge construction, through Friday. –Calistoga Road, from Porter Creek Road to Santa Rosa, for brush cutting, Tuesday and Wednesday. –Mark West Springs Road at Mark West Springs Lodge,… Read More »

Traffic delays possible on key county roads

Sonoma County’s road department is planning road work that may cause some traffic slowdowns because one lane will be closed at times: –Alexander Valley Road, from Healdsburg Avenue to Lytton Station Road, through Aug. 20. –Bohemian Highway at the Russian River because of bridge construction, through July 30. –Dry Creek Road, from Healdsburg to Lake Sonoma Dam, today and Friday. –Llano Road, from Highway 116 to Meadow Lane, today. –Lone Pine Road, from Twig Avenue to Finn Road, today. The… Read More »